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Comedian Kurt Braunohler Is Driving A Giant Butt Across The Country, Because America Needs This

Andy McDonald | July 1, 2015 | Comedy
We're not trying to be cheeky here, but grab a seat, and we'll get to the bottom of this. Kurt Braunohler -- comedian, skywriter and jet skier -- is hauling a giant paper-mache butt on the back end of his truck trailer. He's hightailing it across...

Carrie Underwood Covers Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Like A Boss

Julia Brucculieri | July 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Carrie Underwood may be a country singer, but this southern belle sure knows how to rap. While performing at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Delaware last weekend, the former American Idol contestant put her own unique spin on her 2012 ballad "See You Again." Instead...

5 Crucial Facts About Childhood Hunger, Poverty In Chad

Eleanor Goldberg | July 1, 2015 | Impact
Today the BBC is reporting from Mongo, Chad, looking at the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what challenges remain. The first MDG set the target of halving extreme poverty and hunger, but much work remains to be done in Chad. Here are five things you...

Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts

Carla Herreria | July 1, 2015 | Politics
As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu -- which covers the entirety of Oahu, Hawaii's most populated island -- is now enforcing a ban that prohibits stores from handing plastic bags to...

21 First-Date Horror Stories To Remind You That Romance Is Dead

Nina Bahadur | July 1, 2015 | Women
Looking for love often puts people in weird, awkward and sometimes downright scary situations. While online dating, apps and nosy matchmaking mothers make it easier than ever to match up with hot singles in your area™, they also up the chances for first date disasters. We...

Sandra Bullock On Media's Treatment Of Women: 'It's Become Open Hunting Season'

Taylor Pittman | July 1, 2015 | Women
Sandra Bullock was recently named People’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2015, and she’s using her title to share that being a woman in the spotlight isn't always so beautiful. In an interview with E! News, the Oscar-winning actress described how women are treated in the media,...

Major iTunes 12.2 Bug Is Ruining Music Libraries

Damon Beres | July 1, 2015 | Technology
A day after the launch of Apple Music, users are reporting an iTunes bug that is wrecking music libraries by scrambling artists, albums and tracks. Apple's tagline, "All your music in one place," implied there was finally a solution to having your music spread out across different services and devices....

CEOs Of Fannie And Freddie Get Big Raises

Andrew Hart | July 1, 2015 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were bailed out. In forms filed with the...

DeMarre Carroll Says Atlanta Hawks Weren't Even Among Top 4 Bidders

Maxwell Strachan | July 1, 2015 | Sports
DeMarre Carroll finally got his big payday Wednesday, agreeing in theory to a four-year, $60 million deal that will make him the highest-paid player on his team. But the deal isn’t with the Atlanta Hawks, the team where he made his name for the last two...

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MacGregor Thomson | July 1, 2015 | Training

'America Needs Germany's Help': Video Makes Serious Point About Struggling Families In U.S.

Eleanor Goldberg | July 1, 2015 | Impact
Whenever a PSA cuts to dreary music and a morose-looking child, viewers can be sure they’ll be directed to helping underserved kids in a country that they may or may not be able to identify on a map. Not so fast. In an effort to underscore how severe the...

Another Tech Company Just Converted Its Contractors Into Employees

Alexander C. Kaufman | July 1, 2015 | Business
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Cavan Sieczkowski | July 1, 2015 | Training
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This Pill Dispenser Is Designed To Fight Addiction

Andrew Lord | July 1, 2015 | Business
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World released 16 award-winning public service announcement videos in 2009 exposing the endemic problems of prescription drug abuse. Six years later, four Johns Hopkins students decided to take matters into their own hands. Megan Carney, Joseph Hajj, Joseph Heaney and Welles Sakmar --...

19 Fun-In-The-Sun Ideas For A Summer Wedding

Kelsey Borresen | July 1, 2015 | Weddings
Summer weddings and outdoor parties go hand-in-hand. No matter where you choose to celebrate the big day, you want to make sure guests are happy, comfortable, well-fed having fun so they can keep the party going into the night. Below are 19 delightful...

Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

Chris McGonigal | July 1, 2015 | Politics
While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of June 2015. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy,...

An Open Letter To The Woman I Was On My Wedding Day

Brittany Wong | July 1, 2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball was 26 when she married. Thirteen years later, she and her husband divorced. Below, Ball, who blogs at at Happy Hausfrau, writes a letter to the woman she was on her wedding day. ...

Muslim Brotherhood Calls For Rebellion In Egypt After Cairo Killings

Charlotte Alfred | July 1, 2015 | World
CAIRO (AP) -- The Muslim Brotherhood says its leaders killed in a Cairo apartment were murdered in "in cold blood," calling for a rebellion against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who it calls a "butcher." "Come out in rebellion and in defense of your country, yourselves and your children," it said in...

Thousands Of Black Students Attend Schools Honoring Racist Leaders

Rebecca Klein | July 1, 2015 | Black Voices
All across the country, young African-American students attend schools that pay homage to those who fought to keep their people enslaved. Following last month's racially charged shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, there have been renewed calls to limit the display of the...

Kendra Wilkinson And Hank Baskett Explain The Truth Behind His Sex Scandal

Julia Brucculieri | July 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Last year, Hank Baskett and wife Kendra Wilkinson were the subject of major media frenzy surrounding his alleged affair with a transgender model while Wilkinson was still pregnant. Now, the couple are ready to reveal what really happened and how they managed to protect their relationship. "I...